By Elaine G. Cole
SHERMAN - Sherman Days began with the Sherman Central School Alumni Banquet on Aug. 2 in the school auditorium.
Photo by Elaine G. Cole
Sherman is just a small village, but it’s not without an active Chamber of Commerce.
There were approximately 200 in attendance. The minutes were read and all officers remained the same. Following the meeting, everyone moved to the cafeteria for dinner, prepared by Heidi Ottaway and served by school youth. The class of 1963 was recognized and each graduate was presented with a graduation certificate and gift.
Saturday events began with the race, which was followed by the parade. The winners of that event were:
Best Group: 4H Dog Program, (tail-A-Wagging)
Most Unique: Craig Rubner: In his home made replica 1957 Chevy golf cart.
Best Horse/team: Hidden Valley Stables (Erin Cross, Daicota Warner and Heather Warner).
Best Car/Truck: Bill Rowan (1949 Chevy 1-ton panel truck) restored by Boyd Whitney).
Best float: Baptist Church (Sherman)
Best Fire Equipment: Stanley Hose Company (Sherman).
Best Tractor: Larry Hallberg 1949 Farmall "H" (driven by young Blake and Cody McDonald)
A number of other events took place throughout the day. Several venders were located on Main Street, Church Street and Miller Street. The famous Stanley Hose Chicken BBQ began at noon and food was available at some of the venders.
Probably the dumk tank was the most popular activity. Some of the younger ones visited it more than once. They also loved seeing an adult get dunked in the water.
The auction was another event that many enjoyed. Dave Brown and Tom Robson served as auctioneers and added some humor into the day. Funds received from it would go to the Sherman Days committee for use in next year's Sherman Days.
There were other activities during the day and it was deemed to be a success.